Community Calendar

Community Calendar is a free service.  Please submit your events or information in writing to or mail to WBRM, 147 N. Garden Street, Marion, NC 28752.  Please submit your information a week to 10 days ahead of the event. 

Historic Carson House  will be holding a brainstorming session about the 175th anniversary on February 22 @ 5:30 p.m. at City Hall.  This meeting will discuss the various levels of partnership, the event schedule for September, and any lead-up events that will take place throughout the year.  We welcome your ideas and input!

McDowell County has a critical need for foster families. McDowell County DSS will be offering a Foster parent information/orientation meeting on February 19th at McDowell DSS at 6:00pm. If you or someone you know would like to become a foster family please contact Jenny Millsaps at 659-0684

CarePartners Hospice & Palliative Care McDowell is currently seeking volunteers. Positions available are Patient/Family Care Volunteers, Veteran Care Volunteers, Special Program/Event Volunteers, and Administrative Volunteers. Flexible days and hours. To learn more about these volunteer opportunities, please contact Scott Sain at or call 652- 1318.

Whitehouse Community Club, 5408 Painters Painters Gap Road, Union Mills, will hold an auction today at the Community Center, 5408 Painters Gap Road, Union Mills.  Doors open at 4pm, Auction starts at 6pm.  The kitchen opens at 4pm with  BBQ plate, baked beans and slaw for $5.  For details call 828-625-4502.  On Saturday February 24th the Center will have a country breakfast buffet from 7:00 to 10:00 AM.  Adults eat for $6.00, children 6 to 12, $3.00 and under 6 free.

The City of Marion has budgeted $20,000 for up to 100% cost of paint and window materials for façade renovations for qualifying buildings in the Historic Downtown District for 2018. Grant amounts are up to $5000 with a 50/50 match for labor.  Grant submission deadline is 4pm Friday, March 30th.  Applications and information available at the Marion Business Association office in Historic Marion Depot.

 East McDowell Middle School will host a variety show on Friday, February 23rd at 6:30 pm in the auditorium.  Admission is $8 and includes a drink and popcorn. 

The North Carolina Justice Center along with the West Marion Community Forum are sponsoring a no-cost Supper and Community Conversation on the Affordable Care Act, North Carolina’s Medicaid Program and Ways to Become a Health Care Advocate, on Thursday February 22nd from 5:30 until 7”00 PM at Addies Chapel United Methodist Chruch, 201 Ridley Street, Marion.  Everyone is invited. 

Applications are being accepted for the McDowell County Extension Master Gardener Scholarship.  Applicants must be McDowell residents or have attended McDowell County schools and have been accepted in an accredited school program.  Applications are available at McDowell High School, McDowell Early College, McDowell Tech and the Extension office, 652-8104.  Applications must be submitted to Kerrie Hillman no later than Friday, April 27th.  Kill March 5th.